Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fresh Air Fund 2011 Update


Here at the Mediation Center, we have had the opportunity to be a Fresh Air Fund site now for the past two years. The Fresh Air Fund provides free summer experiences in the country to New York City children through their Friendly Towns program which places 6-12 year olds with host families, and the Fresh Air Fund Camps which cater to children ages 9-15. Over the last four months the Mediation Center has presented these free summer vacation options to community boards, walk in clients, the community at large, and hosted information sessions. So far we have successfully collected and submitted 25 applications for children throughout the Crown Heights Community and are still accepting applications until all spots are filled. Americorps volunteer Vanessa Babb commented that, "It has been a wonderful experience working with the Fresh Air Fund application process. I have enjoyed meeting parents and/or Guardians that sought this fun filled summer opportunity for their children whether it be Friendly Towns or Camps".

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